Continuous Verb Tenses Quiz

Know when to use the present, past and future continuous verb tenses instead of the simple present, past and future. Recommended level: 4th Grade



She ______ at least ten books every year.
reads, is reading
reads

He ______ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
reads, is reading
is reading

Today Kira ______ to school.
walks, is walking
is walking

Juan ______ to school every day.
walks, is walking
walks

I ______ you are wearing a new shirt.
think, am thinking
think

The team ______ very well this season.
plays, is playing
is playing

He ______ basketball like a pro.
plays, is playing
plays

We ______ a party for you tonight.
throw, are throwing
are throwing

I ______ Bob when he gets off work.
meet, am meeting
am meeting

I ______ my homework, so can't play now.
do, am doing
am doing

Cora ______ in Boston for the next month.
lives, is living
is living

I ______ my teeth every day.
brush, am brushing
brush

Tonight we ______ at your house.
stay, are staying
are staying

Right now I ______ a movie.
watch, am watching
am watching

Kylie usually ______ cereal for breakfast.
eats, is eating
eats

You ______ when I called.
studied, were studying
were studying

She ______ to music, so didn't hear the phone.
listened, was listening
was listening

My sister ______ Atlanta when she called me last night.
visited, was visiting
was visiting

While walking to school, he ______ a skunk.
saw, was seeing
saw

While on the phone, she ______ the doorbell.
missed, was missing
missed

Rachel ______ to me on her phone when it lost its signal.
talked, was talking
was talking

Last summer, Jennifer frequently ______ her friend's cottage.
visited, was visiting
visited

The man ______ the police as soon as he discovered the break-in.
called, was calling
called

We ______ to make pizza for supper.
decided, were deciding
decided

The speeding car ______ into the curb.
crashed, was crashing
crashed

Grier ______ golf, when suddenly a thunderstorm began.
played, was playing
was playing

Ari ______ near Tampa when his boat hit a sandbar.
sailed, was sailing
was sailing

We ______ in deep water when we saw a shark.
swam, were swimming
were swimming

I ______ when your bus arrives.
will wait, will be waiting
will be waiting

I promise that I ______ the dishes tonight.
will do, will be doing
will do

Exactly one week from today, he ______ in a Paris café.
will sit, will be sitting
will be sitting

I ______ when your bus arrives.
will wait, will be waiting
will be waiting

I ______ outside if you need to find me.
will work, will be working
will be working

I ______ you forever.
will love, will be loving
will love

You ______ better if you have some chicken soup.
will feel, will be feeling
will feel

Although he'd love to, Joe ______ dinner with us tonight.
won't have, won't be having
won't be having

When you call me later, I ______ TV.
will watch, will be watching
will be watching

The minute he gets home, he ______ supper.
will cook, will be cooking
will cook

Don't visit her now. She ______ her homework.
will do, will be doing
will be doing

I ______ that book when I finish this one.
will read, will be reading
will read

The baby ______ by the time we get home.
will sleep, will be sleeping
will be sleeping

He ______ all night, so will be very tired tomorrow.
will work, will be working
will be working


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